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walk out the door. if feels like august. bill, it's muggy to say the least. >> nine days away from the start of summer but it feels like we're already there. humidity is higher and the temperatures are warmer this morning and that's a trend that will continue through the day. there are some clouds that are moving through the pocono mountains and we've seen them in philadelphia. no showers just yet. that's a possibility this afternoon. that would help cool things down if we get them. most of the area just going to see temperatures soar. starting off warm. 70s for wilmington philadelphia and trenton. it's dropped into upper 60s for allentown, reading and pottstown and south jersey and delaware looking at 70s to start with. when you factor in humidity it will feel like 97 degrees in philadelphia by lunchtime. closer to the 100-degree mark in doylestown. standby for a hazy hot and humid day. 84 degrees at 10:00. by 1:00 91 degrees and
climbing. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten. let's get a check of traffic with jessica boyington in the first alert traffic center. >> we're watching the expressway where we see volume. obviously everything is moving along nicely. westbound we see more jam in the morning. westbound toward schuylkill three-minute trip. no problem eastbound toward 95. a car fire out in holmesburg. state road is closed. to get around that take frankford avenue or hop on the highway and get on 95 to get through that area. 95 is also okay as well. not a lot of volume. also in hatfield a crash there. rest of the drive times everything looking okay. no problems so far for the morning. chris? >> as bill showed us that extreme heat is moving in and it may feel like almost 100 degrees today and that means you need to
take extra precautions if you'll be outside for long at all today. nbc 10's katy zachry is live for us outside in center city. still muggy out i imagine? >> reporter: muggy and sticky and getting stickier and that breeze we were feeling earlier this morning has subsided a bit. we see a few people getting in an early run because these temperatures you're feeling now are the most comfortable you'll feel all day. it turns out these conditions are just right for doing work on city streets as well. during our drive around philadelphia this morning we saw crews painting traffic lines around city hall. this is the coolest time of day to do it. yesterday we saw temperatures into the 90s. high humidity as well. instead of having your kids play in fire hydrants as we saw, most city and county pools are now open. that's really the safest way for you and your family and your kids who may be home from school to stay cool.
at 6:00 i'm working on a story about where you can take your elderly neighbor your elderly relative during these extreme conditions with the heat and humidity. it can be harmful to some people's health and i'll have an idea of where to take them to stay cool in the next half hour. reporting live katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> prepare for the potential heat wave if we see another day in the 90s tomorrow and a chance for storms this weekend with our nbc 10 news app. download for free to get severe weather updates sent to your smartphone or tablet. a group of good samaritans may have helped save the life of a man who was shot overnight in north philadelphia. it happened at germantown avenue and ontario street around 12:30. investigators say the victim was shot in the back multiple times. he managed to run to a nearby restaurant and collapsed. people inside flagged down a passing ambulance. the victim is now in critical condition. this morning in delaware county, the american red cross
is helping dozens of people forced out of their apartments by a fire. just take a look at this photo posted on instagram of the scene in lansdowne last night. sky force 10 was overhead as crews rushed to treat someone taken from the burning building. we're working to find out the condition of that person. there are no reports of any other serious injuries. the apartment building has been around for more than 80 years. it's not clear how the fire started. we talked to the red cross on scene. they set up a shelter for the displaced residents. >> this is a life changing experience for many people and so we wellreally want to make sure they know the red cross is there for them and they're not in this alone and we'll help them through every step of the way. >> the red paws relief team went inside to search for pets. they found more than a dozen.
some were hurt. several other pets are missing. beaten into a coma over a pair of headphones. this morning a chester county family is deciding whether to press charges against a student who they say beat up their 17-year-old son. the victim's parents turned to social media for support posting this photo of him in a hospital bed. police were called out wednesday morning and there was a fight over a set of broken headphones. their son was punched in the face by another student. went into a coma. he awoke yesterday. police have not said if charges will be filed. in delaware county authorities want people to be on the lookout after a jogger was attacked. a woman went out for a run monday night. authorities say she realized a man was running behind her and that man pushed here into a fence and fondled her before taking off. a new proposal in philadelphia would allow parking authority officers to track more than just your car. democratic mayoral nominee came
up with the plan putting parking officers on the lookout for nonparking violations. violations may include trash and dumping problems blocked sidewalks and suspicious construction sites. the ppa officers would not necessarily be writing tickets for the nonparking violations but more likely reporting concerns to the proper city department. >> putting work load on someone else and paying another department to just do that. i don't understand. >> we're told that the parking authority and leaders are open to considering the plan. 5:36. 74 degrees. a lesson in fire safety from a young teacher. new this morning, we'll introduce you to a teen trying to teach other young people about rewards of becoming a first responder. this used to be a trash filled lot, not everyone is happy with how it's being used now. we'll tell you about controversy brewing in the shadow of a philadelphia beer garden. time is 5:36.
5:39. sun has been up for ten minutes. not seeing much of it just yet. clouds are moving through the area. clouds will keep on going. yesterday we'll get hazy sunshine. a quick warmup into the 90s. 92 degrees. this morning it's warmer. 76 degrees. that's five degrees warmer than yesterday. that number is already higher. humidity you can feel it this morning. clouds are pushing through the area now into delaware and south jersey. thinning out north and west. like yesterday we will see some clouds but then sunshine takes over and temperatures take off. 84 degrees for mt. pocono. allentown, reading, into the
90s. chance of a scattered shower or thunderstorm as we go into the afternoon hours. look at the 90s. up to 93 for trenton. right along the coastline, 80s for cape may. inland back into the 90s. with sunshine temperatures will flirt with 95-degree mark. drexel hill could get there. record for philadelphia is 95. we'll fall a degree short of that today. still hot and humid for wilmington and westchester into the low 90s. looking for relief of course you'll find it at the shore. the temperatures will be lower. 80s this afternoon. it comes down over the weekend. saturday a chance of a shower but much more comfortable sunday as humidity comes down. the rest of the area will get a break from humidity and high heat. you'll see it on the seven-day forecast when i come back in ten. >> 20 minutes until 6:00 now. before you can make those weekend shore plans, it's time to see how things are looking for your drive to work. >> the sooner you get there, sooner you can leave.
>> start your weekend. good point. >> jessica boyington is watching cameras for us. >> you have no problem getting there so far for the morning. on 202, there's not even a car in sight. right around chester pike northbound and southbound no problems. hazy out there. a car fire in holmesburg. take frankford avenue or 95 to get through. take a close look at this sign. can you spot the problem. still ahead, the spelling error that is costing one local county thousands of dollars. medical marijuana is coming to the first state. we have the details on the dispensary opening up in delaware four years after it was approved.
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whole school chipped in and brought him blankets and things like that to help him and his family. >> rachel says this isn't just helping kids. it helps their families as well. at every workshop she raffles off fire safes and fire safety tools and hopes to continue to do this long after she gets her girl scout award. the chaos continues. only nbc 10 was there for last night's council meeting when members realized they didn't have enough vote to overturn the mayor's veto of their decision to eliminate their borough manager position. the arguing prompted the mayor to leave the meeting early. the former borough manager was at the center of the discord. she and councilwoman pat williams grabbed documents out of each other's hands and this happened in the first meeting for the state appointed borough
administrator. from our delaware bureau the first dispensary for medical marijuana is set to open two weeks from today. the opening comes four years after governor jack markell and legislators legalized marijuana. there are three medical marijuana dispensaries open in new jersey. >> in pennsylvania state lawmakers are now considering a bill that legalize medical marijuana. more news out of delaware this morning. a ban on indoor use of e-cigarettes is headed to the governor's desk for his signature. the state senate passed a bill that adds them to clean indoor air act. shops are exempt from the ban but shops must ban anybody under the age of 18. four years ago new jersey was the first state in the country to ban e-cigarettes indoors. in pennsylvania, there is a bill up for discussion next week in
the house to do the same thing. philadelphia's pop-up parks and beer gardens are a sign of summer but in point breeze controversy is also on tap. some people say alcohol fueled parties are not what a struggling neighborhood needs right now. some community members say the beer garden creates an open door for issues and problems but others say the garden was an abandoned lot before this and this is making the area look better. the project developer told us they turned nothing into something. and most people we talked to there in point breeze agreed. >> i don't have a problem with it. >> we cleaned up a lot of the trash. it's a nicer place to look at. >> we talked to the park's general manager who says they check everyone's i.d. before serving beer. anyone over 21 gets a wristband and if someone appears to be too drunk, they won't be served. >> hydrating is a good thing
today. it will be hot and humid. hot yesterday and more humid than we've seen recently. humidity is higher. temperatures are running warmer. from low 90s yesterday to the mid 90s today. clouds moving through. temperature 76 into middle 90s this afternoon. more humid. humidity at 85%. that number will stay higher as the day goes on. showers popped up north and west as expected. those areas are seeing light fog. you can see the fog there. spotty fog north and west. most of the area not seeing it. light fog for coatesville and allentown. thicker in hazelton area where there were strong storms last night. potential for storms again today but not everybody is going to see them. radar is sweeping the area. first showers of the day may be headed for new jersey. hour by hour forecast showing at noon some scattered showers into
ocean, burlington and northern atlantic counties possible. that threat will move toward trenton at 1:00 in the afternoon. a chance of some isolated showers and then showers popping up in western chester county at 2:00 helping to bring temperatures down in some spots. for the most part the temperatures will feel like they are well into the 90s if not near 100 this afternoon. mt. holly at 4:00, 96. hazy hot and humid. 90s today. flirting with record of 95. watch out for storms later today and then possibility tomorrow that we'll see storms. it's more likely that we'll see showers and thunderstorms scattered around that will keep temperatures a bit lower tomorrow. 91 degrees high temperature on saturday. improvement for sunday for flag day. humidity comes down. temperature goes up to 86 degrees. flag, you'll have to wave it on
your own. 6-mile-an-hour wind on sunday. humidity back with a chance of a shower on monday and tuesday and a break on wednesday with a high of 87. >> this is a day you don't put windows down on your car. >> don't leave your lunch in the car. this is not the day to leave a half eaten burrito in the car. let's talk about problems you may face when you hit the road this morning. jessica boyington, looks like you have good news for us. >> in holmesburg the car fire cleared out of the way. no problems. just update you there. in montgomery county an accident schuylkill expressway. 12 minutes from blue route toward vine street expressway. cleaned out from ongoing road
work but into the shoulder so signs to watch out for. now on 42 freeway in new jersey currently no problems. everything is moving along great. northbound from 55 toward walt whitman bridge a 13-minute trip. montgomery county has a little bit of a selling problem on its hand. it's right in front of the courthouse. >> it took time to find it. a county employee noticed an error on several signs, not just a few of them. there are 26 of these signs that you'll see here. this one is outside the courthouse. see if you can spot the mistake here. something is missing. look closer. it is in the word commissioners. there should be two of those ms. there's only one. the county says it will take about ten days to fix the signs and it will cost about $4,000. more surveillance cameras will soon be focused on the streets of allentown. several businesses are donating a $100,000 to pay for seven new
cameras. >> the cameras have been fantastic. addition to our resources to prevent crime and identify and arrest individuals when crimes have occurred. >> allentown has more than 140 cameras in its surveillance network. as bill showed us we should get a slight break from the heat on sunday which is good because there's a lot of events going on in the area. we'll walk you through things happening in the area. >> a lot of people may have plans that include a trip down to the shore. we have a warning about the wildlife and i'm not talking about jellyfish. >> they're jumping up. they're walking around your feet. >> we'll tell you where foxes are getting too close for comfort and one thing animal experts say you should never do if you see one.
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complex in south philadelphia. taylor swift in town. septa is adding extra trains to help concert goers get in and out of the area. ten extra trips to make it easier to get to the show and tomorrow 11 additional express trips leaving every ten minutes. for more information, check out nbc 10 app. delaware will crown the state's outstanding teen this weekend. the miss delaware competition take place tomorrow. the event is little sister of miss delaware scholarship organization. that competition is part of the official preliminarying ingpreliminaries. both are scholarship based programs. islamic heritage festival is happening on saturday. the series consists of nine different events representing
philly's global cultures. the islamic heritage festival runs until 8:00 at night. and philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country's greatest institutions. the american flag and the u.s. army's 240th birthday. this weekend america's freedom bell will be available for visitors to ring in honor of those who are serving or served our country and celebrate flag day at the pride parade at the festival in center city from 7:00 to 5:00 on sunday. the parade kicks off at 11:30 in the morning. here's something else you can celebrate through exercise. june is national trails month and the philadelphia circuit coalition is encouraging people to use the hundreds of miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails in this area. the circuit connects 300 miles of multiuse trials throughout
the greater philadelphia area and there's a couple of events happening this weekend in celebration of national trails month. on saturday you can bike on the schuylkill river trail and a five-mile bike ride sunday. a traditional touch of philadelphia down the jersey shore today and tomorrow. the excitement kicks off tonight with a pub crawl in north wildwood and the fun continues tomorrow afternoon with a block party on old new jersey avenue. something else you may see on the boardwalk. not related to mummers. foxes are being spotted in populated areas of ocean city. >> there are fears of animals getting too close to visitors. a young red fox mingling with crowds lined up outside a popular restaurant. officials think the foxes were born just a few months ago and
are part of a growing fox population on the barrier island. they have gotten used to people giving them handouts on the board. >> we need people to stop feeding them. we want them to get back into the wild. >> experts say they know of five active fox dens in ocean county but state guidelines prohibit hem from moving the animals. they want people to be careful and stop feeding them. >> important to remember foxes can carry rabies. that's why they don't want you to come into contact with those animals. "nbc 10 news today" at 6:00 a.m. starts now. a steamy start to your friday and it's only going to get hotter. this could be the hottest day of the year so far and in some spots it could feel like a hundred degrees.
only on nbc 10 a salem county woman speaking out about the hit-and-run crash that left her son in a coma. we'll hear from that family and get an update on the teen's condition. off the job. the camden county fire chief is suspended after being accused of sharing child pornography. how a homeland security agent played a role in the arrest. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm chris cato. it's not officially summer but it might as well be the way it feels. bill henley has a look at temperatures and where they're headed. >> forecast calling for mid 90s this afternoon. humidity is higher along with temperature. it's quite hazy outside. clouds moving through and a few areas of light fog north and west. most of the area not seeing fog. everybody feeling humidity this morning. temperatures 60s and 70s. 73 in trenton.